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#61 WitchVillage

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

Do you make living magickal art Onyx? I create Witching Mandalas (meaning: "manda" = spirit / "la" = vessel) for longer term goals that sigils may not have the endurance or "torque" power for. Initially I would create, then feed and enchant (candles, song, incense) the Mandala for a whole lunar cycle to get it established. If I feel the purpose is complete after that time, I might release/liberate its spirit to the fire. Or if its purpose is something much longer term, I'd put it away to rest, then bring out and enchant and activate when I want to stir it from hibernation and aid me in my ongoing aims.

 

PS: I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if I'm going over old ground.


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#62 Onyx

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 07:19 PM

Do you make living magickal art Onyx? I create Witching Mandalas (meaning: "manda" = spirit / "la" = vessel) for longer term goals that sigils may not have the endurance or "torque" power for. Initially I would create, then feed and enchant (candles, song, incense) the Mandala for a whole lunar cycle to get it established. If I feel the purpose is complete after that time, I might release/liberate its spirit to the fire. Or if its purpose is something much longer term, I'd put it away to rest, then bring out and enchant and activate when I want to stir it from hibernation and aid me in my ongoing aims.

 

PS: I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if I'm going over old ground.

 

I would say No to the living magickal art!  In the sense you are meaning.  I do create magickal art in the way of illustrating my Grimoire and in my spell crafting  But nothing like a mandala.


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#63 Sagefire

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

I find that when I try to focus on my art as income potential, my inspiration dries up.  I think it's because I feel as though I am creating for approval rather than the joy of it.  The exceptions are my wands and runes sets.  These are custom works that allow me to show off my monkey tool using skills a little.


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#64 Mona

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:24 PM

I do understand very well what you mean, Sagefire.


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#65 Onyx

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

I find that when I try to focus on my art as income potential, my inspiration dries up.  I think it's because I feel as though I am creating for approval rather than the joy of it.  The exceptions are my wands and runes sets.  These are custom works that allow me to show off my monkey tool using skills a little.

 

My wands are always made for me, I have not tried to sell them, I have not used all, just a couple, my Raven Wand is mine and has been used.  My mine, I mean I have claimed it and it declared itself to me.  We agree.

It hardly ever works to create for someone else's approval.  Unless it is a commission and there is a set subject for you to complete.   I think you should always try to please yourself first, I think if I am happy and proud of my work it will show itself to the other person.  That being said, there are some people that like everything you make but are cheap and will not buy anything anyway.  


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#66 Mona

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:20 PM

Right, Onyx, always please yourself first.

I'm sure your protective eye is really protecting my home. Thank you. And your paintings are drop dead gorgeous, I love them. They are on my book shelf now, but I will find a decent frame and place for them. You are a real artist.

I'm not envious. Just adore your work.


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#67 UnMasked1467

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 08:23 PM

Wow, beautiful work Onyx!!!


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#68 Onyx

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:09 AM

Thank you Mona and Unmasked for your kind words.

I am still doing the little paintings, a habit is hard to stop once you have made one,  I put away last years work and have started on February's offerings.  I will post new pictures as I take them.

Thanks for the encouragement!


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#69 Onyx

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:19 PM

As promised, here are January and some of February's continuation of the tiny pictures, enjoy!  The first photo is of a collection of four leafed clovers that I found when cleaning out my art Room.  and a picture of my kittie Onyx.

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:23 PM

As promised, here are January and some of February's continuation of the tiny pictures, enjoy!  The first photo is of a collection of four leafed clovers that I found when cleaning out my art Room.

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This is Onyx

 

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#71 Onyx

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:29 PM

Do you make living magickal art Onyx? I create Witching Mandalas (meaning: "manda" = spirit / "la" = vessel) for longer term goals that sigils may not have the endurance or "torque" power for. Initially I would create, then feed and enchant (candles, song, incense) the Mandala for a whole lunar cycle to get it established. If I feel the purpose is complete after that time, I might release/liberate its spirit to the fire. Or if its purpose is something much longer term, I'd put it away to rest, then bring out and enchant and activate when I want to stir it from hibernation and aid me in my ongoing aims.

 

PS: I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if I'm going over old ground.

 

Do you have any photos of your Mandalas?  I am familiar with Indian and Tibetan Mandalas.  I would love to see some of your work.


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#72 Sagefire

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 08:55 PM

Love the moths!


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#73 WitchVillage

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:26 AM

I've got one one working for a long term project for me now (so I'll keep that private for the time being).

When I feel they've completed their "service" so to speak I have a habit of releasing them (usually in a sabbat fire)  and for whatever reason (not intentional) I don't tend to photo them. 

 

I'll make up a couple of examples and do a post on it maybe? x

 

 

Do you have any photos of your Mandalas?  I am familiar with Indian and Tibetan Mandalas.  I would love to see some of your work.


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#74 Onyx

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:09 PM

I've got one one working for a long term project for me now (so I'll keep that private for the time being).

When I feel they've completed their "service" so to speak I have a habit of releasing them (usually in a sabbat fire)  and for whatever reason (not intentional) I don't tend to photo them. 

 

I'll make up a couple of examples and do a post on it maybe? x

 

 

I can understand the need for privacy while you are working them, but I would love so see an example of the form.  A separate post would be a great idea.  Releasing in the fire is the way I like to do things as well.


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#75 Mona

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:30 PM

The photo of cat...I have seen this eyes on another photo :)


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:49 PM

I might have posted a photo of my cat Onyx before, he is a Black Smoke, domestic long hair.  He likes to sleep curled around my head like a turban.


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